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Health Department investigating rare birth defect rates in SE Washington
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Rare Birth Defect Rates High in Benton, Franklin County — Health Dept. Seeks Answers

You might not have necessarily heard of Anencephaly, but the Washington State Department of Health is trying to find out why it's showing up more often in Benton, Franklin and Yakima counties than the rest of the state.

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State Health Exchange Set to Open Oct. 1 — No Insurance? Get Ready for Big Fines

Following Friday's "Coverage is Here" summit held in Seattle, Gov. Inslee plans to make remarks today about the state exchange set to begin business Oct. 1 in compliance with Obamacare.

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Where Is the Fittest City in America? Are We On the List?

If you want to look good this summer, there are some places where the people may inspire you more than others.

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THIS is what Zerorez got out of our carpets!
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Shocking! Just How Dirty Were Our Carpets Before Zerorez? (PHOTOS)

You've probably heard us talking about Zerorez on the air with Newstalk 870.   Any skepticism went out the door after their visit!

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Kennewick massage therapist license suspended
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Kennewick Massage Therapist’s License Suspended for Sexual Misconduct

The Washington State Department of Health reports Donald Brandsma touched a patient in an inappropriate manner in January 2012. His license was suspended in May, pending additional legal proceedings.

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Drugs Kill at The Gorge at George Amphitheatre — 72 Others Rushed to Hospitals

A music festival over the weekend turned deadly for dozens of music fans.

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Pasco Chamber board opposes genetic food lableing bill
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Pasco Chamber Votes to Oppose Plan to Label Genetic Food

I-522 is a hot-button issue among supporters and opponents of companies like Monsanto.

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Medical marijuana dispensaries closer to reality in Oregon
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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Closer to Reality in Oregon

Medical marijuana dispensaries are one step closer to becoming legal in Oregon. The state House voted 31-27 today to legalize and regulate dispensaries. The bill goes next to the Senate. Under existing law, the state's nearly 55,000 medical marijuana cardholders must grow the pot themselves or find a person to grow it for them

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Death with Dignity being used often in Washington state
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Annual Report Shows Assisted Suicide Is Being Used in Washington State

Since the passage of the Death With Dignity Act in 2009, quite a few Washingtonians have used it, according to the Washington State Department of Health.

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New leaking material from Hanford tank AY-102
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Troublesome Hanford Tank May Be Leaking Hazardous Waste into Soil [PHOTO]

For some time, tank AY-102 at Hanford has been paid a lot of attention. Now it's going to get even more.

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